People / Alumni

Karina French

Karina is focused on urban climate resilience, specifically studying how climate impacts will affect social infrastructure systems that protect vulnerable populations in cities. At ERG, she is interested in the valuation of climate impacts and the potential for policy financing mechanisms to account for impacts on social services. Prior to joining ERG, Karina worked on metro-regional scale climate planning and analysis at the Institute for Sustainable Communities, serving regions in the U.S. facing climate impacts most immediately. Though her focus is now urban, her heart and hands have previously been deeply rooted in rural food access and sustainable agriculture in Vermont. She holds a B.S. in Geography and B.A. in English Literature from University of Maryland.

Society, Environment and Economics Lab (Anthoff)